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I am Professor of Applied Microeconomics at the Department of Economics, Ghent University, Belgium, I am also the director of RISLαβ—the Risk, Insurance, and Savings Laboratory. I obtained my PhD in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009.


I investigate the determinants of preferences, and the effects of preferences on behaviour. I employ a variety of tools, including formal modelling, natural experiments, randomised controlled trials, and lab experiments. I am further interested in applying decision making principles to a variety of problems in development economics, environmental sustainability, and financial markets. 


RISLαβ will be organizing a summer school on the topic of Cognitive Foundations of Decision-Making, at University Mohammed VI Polytechnic in Rabat, Morocco, on July 22–27, 2024.  Applications are now closed--looking forward to seeing you in Rabat!

My paper on Decisions under Uncertainty as Bayesian Inference on Choice Options has been accepted at Management Science

My paper on Law and Economic Behaviour, co-authored with Ranoua Bouchouicha and Olivier L'Haridon, has been accepted at the Journal of Comparative Economics

My paper Time for Tea: Measuring Discounting for Money and Consumption without the Utility Confound, written with Mohammed Abdellaoui, Emmanuel Kemel, and Amma Panin, has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Development Economics

My tutorial on Bayesian Estimation of Decision Models is now online. Check it out here. Keep checking back, as I will keep adding sections.

RISLαβ is organizing a workshop in honour of Peter Wakker, to take place at UM6P in Rabat on May 30 and 31, 2024. Check out the programme here.

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